From 2015 to 2018 I studied for a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Birmingham in Theology and Religion, graduating with a 2:1. My dissertation focused on the secularization of contemporary British society, with a specific focus on the rise and fall of religious belief in the British Armed Forces. In 2018 I moved to Durham to study for a Master’s in Theology and Religion, graduating with a Merit. In preparation for my doctoral research, my Master’s dissertation focused on the way LGBT+ Church of England university students created a relationship between their sexuality and their faith, with a specific focus on the impact of worshipping in two churches. I chose to return to Birmingham, my alma mater and home city, to begin my doctoral research. I specifically chose to focus my studies on the bisexual+ community, as I believe that in LGBT+ theological study, the ‘B’ is often ignored.
Alongside my topic of study, I am interested in the following areas; religion and LGBT+ issues in defence, Relationships and Sex Education and Religious Education in the UK secondary school system, and religious communities in South Wales.